Sustainable development

Sustainable development

Sustainable development

Rosatom has joined the UN Global Compact, the largest international corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiative for business.
https://rosatom.ru/en/sustainability/

The 17 Goals of UN Sustainable Development are a global agenda aimed at achieving a more sustainable future for the planet, nature, and people.
The Hanhikivi-1 NPP construction project positively contributes to the achievement of several goals of sustainable development both at Finland’s scale and globally:

Around 200 people have received training in various disciplines under this project with support from ROSATOM State Corporation, and 500 more are having training courses in the future. The training program for the Hanhikivi 1 NPP operating personnel has already been started, with special attention paid to the key features of Russian NPP designs, in particular bringing into focus the VVER-1200 reactor.
The safety of the Hanhikivi 1 NPP is based on state-of-the-art technological solutions and supreme standards developed by ROSATOM State Corporation and applied in the VVER reactor design. The unceasing process of perfection and development of safety culture and client’s personnel training lay the protective foundation for the power plant.
The Hanhikivi 1 NPP will not only generate electricity, it will promote power independence of Finland and decrease the country’s reliance on import of power-resources (in recent years, around 20% of power needs of Finland was satisfied through import).
The construction and operation of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP will create over 20 thousands of new jobs both for those directly involved in the construction and in adjacent sectors of the economy. Finnish companies are taking part in construction and installation activities, supply various equipment, provide engineering, consulting, and other services.
Finnish companies perform around 75-80% of total scope of work under the project. Upon the commissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant, around 500 people will enjoy the opportunity to get permanent employment here.
About 2,600 jobs will be created indirectly (the so called “cascading effect”). Of these, 1,700 workplaces will be created in Ostrobothnia, and 800–900 more in other regions of Finland.
The municipalities nearby the site (Raahe, Kalajoki, Pyhäjoki, etc.) are developing urban infrastructure (restaurants, language courses, sports grounds) due to job growth and influx of new residents.
The region is also improving the public system of transportation uniting the towns and the construction site.
The municipal authorities have created several trans-regional working groups to develop infrastructure and services (education and training, childcare and housing, jobs, entertainment, sports and hobbies, etc.). The municipalities have the groups created to assist the newcomers in solving the above issues.
A RAOS Project representative has been elected to the Board of Raahe Chamber of Commerce to help create favorable living environment for everyone in the community and offer more opportunities to local businesses.
ROSATOM is upholding the development of sports infrastructure in Northern Ostrobothnia while implementing various charity projects here.
The environmental sustainability of the project consists in the reuse/recycling of materials used on the construction site.
The target we are aiming at is using 90% of total construction waste of which at least 70% is going to be utilized as materials, and the rest will serve as power sources.
The Hanhikivi-1 NPP contributes to combating the climate change. The NPP will produce about 10% of Finland’s electricity without harmful carbon dioxide emissions.
In 2019, the Government of Finland announced its vision of making Finland carbon-neutral by 2035.
The construction site is continuously monitoring the environment:
The environment at the NPP construction site is being monitored on continuous basis, including the protected species of plants and animals.
RAOS Project Oy ensures the non-stop monitoring of such ecological indicators as water condition (including sea waters in the bay), air condition, noise, and vibration. The monitoring is performed both at the construction site and beyond its boundaries. If any monitored values exceed the statutory limits, the work may be suspended until the causes are clarified and mitigation measures are developed and analyzed.
https://raosproject.fi/responsibility/environmental-policy/